Short Communication - JBR Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Dental Sciences (2020) Volume 3, Issue 3
21st Century Leadership in Dentistry
Public Health Dentistry, USA
The doctor / clinician leaves dental school armed with the tools to create beautiful smiles and relieve pain. The armamentarium in our toolbox is vast from simple to complex restorations, implants, surgery, root canal therapy, teeth whitening and straightening. As a practicing dentist and former assistant professor, I have been the recipient of all of the above. I know after more than 25 years in the industry that there is a lack of personal and professional leadership to drive more effectively the interpersonal relationships and culture of the offices we not only inhabit, but run on a day to day basis. 21st Century Leadership in Dentistry covers areas that are rarely discussed for lack of insight on its importance and in favor or the heavyweight clinical topics. Communication, Intentionality, office culture and a people over profit driven practice will be some of the topics addressed, depending on time permitted. Additional topics within the scope of leadership could include mission, value statements and legacy.
Yvette Weir is a 1992 graduate of Howard University and 2017 post doc grad of Andrews University in Leadership and Diversity. She is recognized by her peers as an outstanding leader, clinician and visionary. CEO of two private practices and manager of several in the past including in Cameroon, Africa. In addition to clinical dentistry she was a preceptor for D3 students most recently in Florida at LECOM for two years. She brings passion, creativity and high energy to any place and space she participates in. Currently, she is a dental coach, speaker and dentist in public health dentistry. She enjoys fitness, sports, reading and traveling and has lived in seven different countries. She has three children.